Lighthizer says China backed away from trade commitments
May 6, 2019 By Larry Lee Filed Under: News, Trade
The U.S. Trade Representative says China has been backing away
from commitments already made in their trade negotiations with the U.S. Robert Lighthizer told Washington reporters
that is the reason President Trump is proposing an additional 200-billion in
tariffs on Chinese
goods starting Friday.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also says after getting
reassurances from the Chinese last week, talks went “substantially backwards”
over the weekend.
Chinese delegation is still planning to travel to the U.S. to continue negotiations
this week, but Lighthizer says those talks have now been moved to Thursday and
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